Posted on July 8, 2008 in Food & Nutrition
In cold climates we need to increase and strengthen our immune system. Surprising as it may sound the chili plant can protect us from common winter ailments. If you can tolerate the ‘hotness’ of the chili that is.
What do chilies give you?
Nowadays, research studies have shown that consumption of chillies can act effectively against the formation of cancer causing tumors, especially in the prevention of prostate cancer.
While chillies have been used in the daily diets of Asians, South Americans and Mexican diets, it is gaining popularity in the diets of other countries also. Care must be taken in the use of chillies.
Caution is to be taken while the chillies are being cut, so as not to get them on the skin and in the eyes. Some enthusiasts have taken to wearing gloves and swimming goggles when they attack and chop chillies!
The benefits of eating chillies are plenty, but one has to be careful not to go overboard. Not that there is too much scope for this, as the ‘hotness’ will pour water on the enthusiastic and brave person!
It is a well-established fact that eating chillies can boost the immune system, and that chillies are loaded with vitamins and other essential ingredients. Hence, the benefits of eating chillies, but in controlled quantities.
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